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How to Monitor Palo Alto Firewall through XML API



Problem is to monitor operational paramaters of a Palo Alto Networks Firewall Version 4.1.0 in PRTG through the HTTP XML/REST Sensor. As an example the operational status of the Firewall needs to be monitored.

Is there an example ?

firewall palo-alto-networks xml

Created on Nov 29, 2011 1:26:47 PM

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Just to answer my own question, yes you can monitor a Palo Alto Firewall ( V 4.1.0) with the help of the HTTP XML/REST Value Sensor.

  • You CANNOT use the HTTP authentiction in the Sensor settings
  • You need to authenticate with a XML Key

Request the XML Key from the Palo Alto Firewall with this command


This should return a Key which you can use for the URL below.

Now in the PRTG XML Sensor settings use this URL (just an example)


for the XML Node (and optional property) you can use:


Now it's easy to adopt the XML/REST API for other commands as well. You can access the XML Browser on the Palo Alto Firewall through this URL:


You have to be authenticated on the Firewall WebUI in order get the XML Bowser working.

Created on Nov 29, 2011 2:02:56 PM

Last change on Nov 9, 2015 12:31:44 PM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]

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